Divock Origi has revealed he receives regular text messages from Brendan Rodgers, as Liverpool’s strikers continue to struggle in front of goal, reports the Daily Star.
Origi joined Liverpool for £10million in the summer, before immediately returning to Ligue 1 Lille on a season-long-loan.
There, he has fired five goals in all competitions, whilst Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have managed one between them in the absence of Daniel Sturridge.
And Origi has revealed he is in regular contact with the Liverpool boss, who he claims wanted him in the Liverpool squad immediately after signing.
The 19-year-old said: “The Liverpool manager regularly sends me a text message. They follow me and scouts attend all my games.
“Rodgers wanted to add me to his squad immediately, but Lille wanted me to stay for 1 more season. I had no choice.
“It’s not that I don’t want to go to Liverpool, I have ambitions.
“But it’s an advantage I’m at Lille for a season where I can continue to develop and play a lot. That’s the positive side of the story.”
Despite Liverpool’s problems during the early part of the season, the Belgian World Cup star is confident Liverpool’s strikers will soon start firing.
He added: “Balotelli is a great player and Daniel Sturridge scored a lot of goals last season.
“On that level I do not think they will have a lot of problems.
“Of course it is nice that Rodgers wants me there though.”